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FLEET LIST

GNAT - MOSQUITO

 
 
GNAT
 
Built 1875 by A. & W Dudgeon, Millwall. Twin screw tug. L69.89'. B15'. D7'. 52grt. 50nhp 2x2cyl compound steam engines by Dudgeon. Acquired 1909. Disposed 1915. ON87110.
 
1875 Delivered to East and West India Dock Co., London. 1891 Owners London and India Docks Joint Committee. 1902 Owners renamed London and India Docks Company. 1909 Transferred to PLA. 1915 For sale. no further trace.
 
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GREENLAND
 
Built 1899 by J & G Rennie Ltd., Blackfriars. L54.6'. B11.9'. D6.4'. 29grt. 1cyl steam engine by Machier. ON96688. Acquired 1909. Disposed 1923. Scrapped 1946.
 
1889 Delivered to Surrey Commercial Docks Co., London. 1903 Re-engined 2cyl compound by Baird. 1909 Transferred to PLA. 1923 Sold to Clements, Knowling Ltd, Brentford, renamed Sunbury. 1946 Scrapped. 
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HARTY
 
Photo Barney Hunt colln.
 
Built 1905 by Phillip and Son, Dartmouth. YN285. L15.37m. B3.68m. D1.96m. 25grt. 90ihp 2cyl compound steam engine by builder. Acquired 1909. Disposed 1953. Scrapped 1968. ON120639.
 
1905 Delivered to London Grain Elevator Co., London. 1909 To PLA. 7-1940 Req by Admiralty for Thames boom defence duties. 16-11-1945 Returned to PLA. For many years kept as a spare tug in Surrey Commercial Docks. 1953 Sold to R. G. Odell Ltd., London 4-3-1954 Renamed Oval. 1968 Scrapped.
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HS58
 
Built 1918 by Montrose Sipbuilding and Eng. Co Ltd., Montrose. 66grt. 320ihp 2cyl compound steam engine. ON145250. Acquired 1921 Disposed 1960. Scrapped 1960.
 
1918 Delivered to War Office as HS58. 1921 Sold to Crichton Thompson and Co., London [Brokers?]. 1921 Sold to PLA with request to rename Loxford, but this was refused. 15-12-1939 Req by Admiralty as balloon barrage vessel, renamed Bessie. 13-3-1946 Returned to PLA, renamed HS58. 1960 Sold to Lacmots Ltd, Queenborough for scrapping. Resold to IJzer- en Metaalhandel 'De Zaan' (P.Prins), Wormerveer. 10-6-1960 Departed London in tow of tug Doggersbank. 11-6-1960 Arrived Ijmuiden for scrapping.   
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HOLEBOURNE
 
Built 1915 by Philip and Son, Dartmouth. YN452. Screw tug. L48.27'. B12.14'. D6'. 26grt. 70ihp 2cyl compound steam engine by builder. ON145106. Acquired 1919. Disposed 1948.
 
1915 Delivered to War Office as A11. 1916 Now AS11. 1919 Acquired by PLA, renamed Holebourne. 1948 Sold to Greenhithe Lighterage Co., Greenhithe. 19?? Sold and renamed Leonie. No further trace.
 
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HOLLAND
 
Built 1901 by William Allsup and Sons, Preston. Twin screw tug. L90.8'. B21.2'. D11.4'. 152grt. 1000ihp. 2x2cyl compound steam engines by builder. ON115801. Acquired 1909. Disposed 1923.
 
1901 Delivered to London and India Docks Joint Committee. 1902 Owner renamed London and India Docks Company. 1909 Transferred to PLA. 1923 Believed sold to owners in USA.
 
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HORNET
 
Built 1886 by Day, Summers and Co. Ltd., Southampton. YN76. Twin screw tug. L80.88'. B18.18'. D8.28'. 86grt. 400ihp 2x2cyl compound steam engines by builder. ON99013. Acquired 1909 Disposed 1921.
 
1886 Delivered to East and West India Dock Company. 1891 Owner London and India Docks Joint Committee. 1902 Owner renamed London and India Docks Company. 1909 Transferred to PLA.  1-6-1910  Undocked Terra Nova from South West India Dock at the start of Captain Scott's 1910 British Antarctic Expedition. 1921 For disposal, no further trace.
 
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HOTSPUR
 
1897 Built by William Simon and Co., Renfrew. YN347. Twin screw tug. L114'9". B22'. D12'. 192grt. 830ihp 2x2cyl compound steam engines by builder .ON108302.  Acquired 1909. Disposed 1915. Scrapped 1924.
 
16-8-1897 Launched. 1897 Delivered to London and India Docks Joint Committee. 1902 Owners renamed London and India Docks Company. 1909 Transferred to PLA. 1915 Owners Whitstable Salvage Co. Ltd., Whitstable Kent. 1919 Owners Maritime Salvors Ltd., London. 1923 Scrapped.
 
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HOWLAND
 
Built 1881 by Edwards and Symes, Millwall. Screw tug. L56.33'. B12.5'. D6.7'. 29grt. 20nhp 1cyl steam engine by Hodge. ON82888. Acquired 1909. Disposed 1913. Scrapped 1924.
 
1881 Delivered to Surrey Commercial Docks Company, London. 1909 Transferred to PLA. 1913 For disposal. 1924 Scrapped.
 
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IMPULSE
 
Built 1995 By David Abels Ltd., Bristol. YN57. Twin screw tug. L46.2'. D4.95'. 52grt. 470bhp. 2x Caterpillar 3306B diesel engines. BP5.6t. Acquired 1995. 
 
1995 Delivered to PLA. 2005 Still in service.
 
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KILBURN
 
1915 built by Lytham Shipbuilding and Eng. Co. Ltd., Lytham St. Annes. YN521. L68'6". B15'2". D6'4". 54grt. 160ihp 2x2cyl 8"x18"x12"s  compound steam engines. Twin Screw. Acquired 1920. Disposed 1929. Scrapped 196?. ON145089.
 
30-6-1915 Launched. 1915 Delivered to War Office named A44. 1915 Serving Dieppe named AS44. 1919 In Admiralty service based UK. 1920 Acquired by PLA., renamed Kilburn. 1929 Sold to APCM Co Ltd., London. 196? Scrapped.
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LANGBOURNE
 
Built 1914 by Rennie Forrest Ltd., Wivenhoe. YN1237. L70'9". B18'. D8'8". 69grt. 320ihp 3cylTE 10.75"x17"x28"x18"s 180psi steam engine by Crabtree & Co., Gt. Yarmouth. Acquired 1919. Disposed 1951. Scrapped 1963. ON 136727.
 
1914 Delivered to J. G. Hammond Ltd., London, named Tenacity. 12-1914 Req for Admiralty service at Pembroke Dock. 5-1919 Returned to owner. 1919 Acquired by PLA, renamed Langbourne. 30-1-1951 Acquired by Liverpool Lighterage Co., Liverpool. 1963 Demolished by North Mersey Iron and Steel Co., Liverpool.
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LEA [1]
 
Built 1912 by Ferguson Bros., Pt. Glasgow. YN206. L86'. B22.6'. D11.1'. 168grt. 1000ihp 2x 2cyl 19"x40"x24"s 125psi compound steam engines by builder. 2xscrew. Acquired 1912 Disposed 1942. Scrapped 1942. ON135164.
 
1912 Delivered to PLA. 8-11-1940 Sunk by mine in Tilbury Dock with loss of crew. 21-11-1940 Salved and beached. 29-1-1942 Refloated but considered beyond economic repair. Scrapped.
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LEA   [2]
 
Photo Ray's colln.
 
Built 1946 by Richard Dunston Ltd., Thorne. YN T629. Tid class standard tug. L62'3". B17'. D8'. 54grt. 220ihp 2cyl compound steam engine by Central Marine Engine Works, Hartlepool. Acquired 1946. Disposed 1969. Scrapped 1969. ON181263. Callsign GCVW.
 
6-1946 Completed for MoWT named TID 168. 1946 Chartered to Anglo-Iranian Oil Co., London. 7-1946 Sold to PLA. 22-2-1947 Renamed Lea. 1969 Sold for demolition to Northern Slipways Ltd., Dublin. 1969 Scrapped at Rochester.
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LIZARD
 
For details see Sunfly in Sun Tugs fleet list.
 
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LORD DEVONPORT
 
Photo Ray's colln.
 
 Built 1959 by James Pollock Ltd., Faversham. YN 2115. L77'. B21'. D11'6". 109grt. 935 bhp British Polar diesel engine. Acquired 1959. Disposed 1992. ON300921. Callsign GXAG.

10-7-1959 Delivered to PLA. 199x Owner J.G. Jakubait & Sons, London  1992 Sold to Port of Tilbury  Ltd. 1993 Sale to Nigeria negotiated, but sale fell through. 2005 still for sale.
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LORD RITCHIE
 
Photo Ray's colln.
 
 Built 1959 by James Pollock Ltd., Faversham. YN2116 L77'. B21'. D11'6". 109grt.  935bhp British Polar diesel engine. Acquired 1959. Disposed 1977. ON301006. Callsign MDMK9.
 
19-1-1960 Delivered to PLA. 1977 Sold to Pounds Marine Shipping Ltd., London. 1985 Sold to Cleanaway Ltd., Rainham Essex, renamed Jim Higgs. 2005 Sold to To Alan C. Bennett & Sons Ltd., Rochester Kent. 2008 Sold to Green Barge Company, London, renamed Green London.
 
Photo Ben @ Liquid Highway.
 
 
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LORD WAVERLEY
 
Photo Ian Boyd
 
Built 1960 by James Pollock Ltd., Faversham. YN2117 L77'. B21'. D11'6". 109grt.  935bhp British Polar diesel engine. Acquired 1961. Disposed 1992.  ON301240  Callsign GXAH

17-5-1961 Delivered to PLA.  1992 Sold to Port of Tilbury Ltd. 1993 Sale  to Nigeria negotiated but fell through. 2005 Still for sale.
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LOUISE
 
Built 1880 by Samuda Brothers, Millwall. Paddle tug. L100.6'. B20.62'. D10.6'. 159grt. 80nhp 2cyl compound steam engine by Stewart, London. Acquired 1909. Disposed 1911. ON82850.
 
1880 Delivered to London and St. Katherines Dock Company, London. 1891 Owners London and India Docks Joint Committee. 1902 Owners renamed London and India Docks Company. 1909 Transferred to PLA. 1911 Believed sold to French interests for scrapping.
 
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MALTA
 
 
 Built 1942 by E. C. Jones Ltd., Brentford. 15grt 80bhp diesel. Acquired 1960. Disposed 1970.
 
1942 Owners E.C. Jones & Son (Brentford) Ltd. 1960 Sold to PLA.  1970 Sold to Thameside Continental Shipping, London. 1985 Scrapped at Leigh-on-Sea Essex.
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MARDYKE [1]
 
Built 1915 by Philip and Son, Dartmouth. YN450. Screw tug.  L48'. B12.1'. D6.0'. 26grt. 70ihp 2cyl compound steam engine by builder. ON145090. Acquired 1919. Disposed 1937. Scrapped 1941?.
 
1915 Delivered to War Office as A9. 1919 now AS9. 1919 Sold to PLA, renamed Mardyke. 1937 Owner Samuel Hallett, Greenwich, renamed S. H. H. 1938 Owner Peterborough Shipping Co. Ltd., Peterborough. 1940 owners James Hargreaves and Sons [Leeds] Ltd., Leeds, renamed Audrey. 1941 registration closed.
 
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MARDYKE [2]
 
Photo ray's colln.
 
Built 1957 by P K Harris Ltd., Appledore. YN69. L61'7". B17'3". D7'6". 37grt. 360bhp 6cyl Ruston diesel. Acquired 1960. Disposed 1970. Lost 1976. ON181393.
 
1-1958 Delivered to J H Piggot Ltd., Grimsby, named John Henry. 1959 Acquired by PLA, renamed Mardyke. 1970 Owners R E Trem Ltd., Doncaster. 1970 Owners Colne Fishing Co Ltd., Lowestoft. 1976 Wrecked on Corton Sands.
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MIDGE
 
Built 1876 by George Butchard [Milton Iron Works], Gravesend. Screw tug. L70.42'. B15'. D7'. 53grt. 50nhp 2cyl compound steam engine by builder. Acquired 1909. Disposed 1923. ON87111.
 
1876 Delivered to East and West India Docks Company, London. 1891 Owners London and India Docks Joint Committee. 1902 Owner renamed London and India Docks Company. 1909 Transferred to PLA. 1913 Offered for sale, no further trace.
 
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MOSQUITO
 
Built 1877 by George Butchard [Milton Iron Works], Gravesend. Screw Tug. L70.42'. B15'. D7'. 53grt. 50nhp 2cyl compound steam engine by builder. Acquired 1909. Disposed 1923. ON87112.
 
1877 Delivered to East and West India Docks Company, London. 18-11-1887 Collided with grounded SS General Havelock off Ratcliffe Cross. 1891 Owner London and India Docks Joint Committee. 1902 Owner renamed London and India Docks Company. 1909 Transferred to PLA. 1923 Offered for disposal, no further trace.
 
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